UQ Medical School pathologist receives award
Senior University of Queensland researcher and Director in Anatomical Pathology, Pathology Queensland, Professor Sunil Lakhani, has been recognised for his significant contribution to the field of pathology. Professor Lakhani, from the UQ School of Medicine and the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, received the Distinguished Pathologist Award at the Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology Congress (APIAP) in Brisbane.
He said he was honoured to receive the award.
“This is the highest award given for surgical pathology in this country and in New Zealand,” Professor Lakhani said.
“It’s such a huge honour as it recognises the work done clinically as a surgical pathologist as well as teaching and research.”
Professor Lakhani is the third Queenslander to receive the award.
APIAP brought together a global gathering of world-renowned pathologists and scientists who are acknowledged leaders in their own fields.
It provided attendees with updates, recent research results and knowledge to enable them to tackle challenges ahead.
UQ Doctor of Medicine
Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
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Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program
1. Performance in a key degree within the last 10 years. The GPA will be based on the student’s most recently completed key degree. A key degree is a bachelor’s degree, honours degree, master’s degree (coursework or research) or a PhD. Applications must meet a minimum average to be eligible. For the 2016 intake, an applicant must have a minimum average of 5.0 on UQ’s scale of 7.0 (65%) to apply.
2. Performance in the North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT or GAMSAT). Applications must meet a minimum of 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8 on the MCAT to be eligible. UQ will accept MCAT scores with one ‘7’ score, as long as there’s no more than one ‘7’, nothing less than a ‘7’, and meets the total requirement of 24 or 24M.
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